"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Samuel Butler on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Samuel Butler on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Samuel Butler on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Samuel Butler on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Samuel Butler on Winston Churchill
"Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
"The history of art is the history of revivals."
"Life is not an exact science, it is an art."
"Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises."
"The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money."